Twilight DVD review

Photo from deleted Twilight sceneThe hugely anticipated Twilight DVD does not disappoint. It sold over 5 million copies in its first week of sales, making it the top seller of 2009, and there’s a good reason for that. There are deleted scenes, extended scenes, the cast’s appearance at Comic-con, every trailer and teaser trailer ever made, an extensive behind-the-scenes documentary that goes from casting to post production and shows how many of the stunts were done, and an audio commentary with Kristen Stewart, director Catherine Hardwicke and a hysterically funny Rob Pattinson. Pattinson jokes about getting a hairline fracture on his foot doing the apple bouncing scene (it was done with a string), jokes about his bouffant hairdo, his plucked eyebrows, and makes fun of himself in the Port Angeles scene where he gets out of the car and glares at Bella’s almost attackers, saying “Come on now guys,” in an effeminate voice. He also says now that the first Twilight movie made money, they can hire someone better suited to play his role – like Zac Efron! During a cafeteria scene in which Edward is glowering, he says he was talking about how much he hates cookies and was telling his onscreen siblings to stop eating, asking them “Haven’t you read the book?!?”

The deleted scenes are better than the extended ones, which makes you happy the latter ones didn’t get into the movie. Deleted scenes include Bella and Edward walking in the forest, and the lines they’re saying are mostly straight out of the book. It’s a little more insight into their relationship and could have been left in. The extended scene in Edward’s bedroom was mercifully shortened, and during the commentary, Kristen and Catherine agree that it’s better with less dialogue. There’s a dream sequence in which Bella awakens to find Edward standing at the foot of her bed, and pulls him towards her for a makeout session, then wakes up to find out it was just a dream. Apparently author Stephanie Meyer asked that less be more, and as evidenced here, she was right.

The only thing missing is the audition tape of Rob and Kristen enacting the bedroom scene. It’s been talked about so much that fans would really like to see the initial audition and the chemistry that the actors had with each other. All in all though, it provides hours of clips that are fun to watch, and for serious fans, insight into all aspects of the movie.  ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. seriously • March 30, 2009 @ 5:42 PM

    A 2 yrs old kid could have made a better movie.
    I put this in my list as number one, but wait did i say number i mean the worst movie ever made in the history of man kind.Seriously this bugs that they gonna do sequel to this ****
    wow tbh,i only watched 10 mins fast forwarded the rest garbageeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    no action no nothing a cheesy love story which made me almost puke flying C- actors with a rope around their waste.
    it’s 21st century and by now we should stop this kinda worthless movies.
    SO all said there must be something seriously wrong with u guys for liking this movie

  2. Spanky • March 30, 2009 @ 6:52 PM

    You just wanted to slap Robert to wake his ass up during the movie. Him and Kristen were brutal to watch, I have never seen such bad acting in such a big film. That was 2.5 hours of my life I will never get back, you have to be developementaly challenged to think that movie was any good. Worst vampires EVER!!!

  3. Anon • March 30, 2009 @ 7:02 PM

    Okay, I kind of have to agree with you guys, total waste of my time. My daughter loved the story line, but that’s about it. Pattinson looked ok in the movie, but he’s so ugly in real life. I think I need his makeup artist!!!!

  4. Jo-Anne • March 30, 2009 @ 7:13 PM

    am going to watch it tonight…just to judge for myself…Rob’s looks are immaterial to me, just curious to see it and will read book later

    gotta give them credit though, large following, raking it in…real cash cow

  5. Carey • March 30, 2009 @ 10:40 PM

    The book was great, what a disappointent after watching the movie. Too Bad. The actress in that movie was horrible, what were they thinking?

  6. ashley • March 31, 2009 @ 11:07 PM

    Twilight is a great movie and also the book!!! Edward and Bella r great actorrs and actress…. they will do there best in the other movies like new moon breaking dawn and an other one i forget wat its called…. u guys are the best good job!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  7. Jo-Anne. • April 1, 2009 @ 12:06 PM

    well, guys…actually saw it and have to say not bad, a step up from what I thought it would be given all the negative feedback…also believe both main characters casted appropriately….

    will move onto books now…

  8. tributegirl • April 2, 2009 @ 3:48 PM

    Jo, I’ve read all the books, and they are actually pretty good, a LOT better than the movie.

  9. Jo-Anne. • April 2, 2009 @ 8:52 PM

    My daughter is on the 3rd one, she really enjoyed the first two, read them awhile back way before the film emerged.

    I’m a huge reader, have about 15 books still here to catch up on, and Twilight is in the pile, I do expect I’ll prefer it over the movie, thanks!

  10. vic • April 6, 2009 @ 7:50 AM

    ive just watched the film today and was hugely disappointed with it. Books were best ive ever read, the sexual tension between Edward and Bella in the books drew you in but i just didnt get it in the film, im hoping that New Moon will be better!

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